read on baby, what you’re gettin in to
it’s livin on pain, the thing that’s getting to you
write my name, painted up my picture
say it’s the only thanks I’m not around (around)
beaten and battered
well if my dreams get shattered, then
pain gives my the right to be unkind
wait on baby which with some indevotion
I trade a river of tears for just a little emotion
you can curse my name, painted up my picture
say it’s the last time that I’ll be around (be around)
oh well I’m torn and tattered,
saw the thoughts in my head be scattered, well
pain gives my the right to be unkind yeah
and it sets me

CHORUS:
right back to the heart of it
Joan’s crazy is a sly defense from it
Joan’s crazy is a place I call my own, when I’m alone

read on baby, what you’re gettin in to
I swear once that it was the little things that mattered
but it all seems true to you
say the hell with my name, and say the hell with my picture
yeah but swear the one time you need me around, be around, i’m around right now well
I’ll stand like it matters
only once got screwy things got scattered by the rain
pain gives me the right to be unkind

(CHORUS) x 3


Lyrics submitted by punkmebabygal

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    General Commentawesome song, even if it is a tabitha's secret song and not matchbox 20!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Phrenchornon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics suck, "bring it on baby" is used several times. "bring it on baby, what's with sudden devotion, I'd trade a river of tears for just a little emotion." best words of the song and the person had to screw it up
    Phrenchornon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand you Phrenchron...you contradict yourself saying Awsome song..then saying "these lyrics suck"....??????

    And if you were a true Matchbox twenty fan....you wouldn't of wrote...20. You would of spelled it out.
    Kinslayeron June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentactually, kinslayer, you are stupid. The song is great. This person's interpretation of the lyrics is what sucks. Also, the band has had three stages. They were Tabitha's Secret, then they were Matchbox 20, then they progressed to Matchobox Twenty... smart ass...
    Phrenchornon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm actually a huge fan of this song, although I have to admit some of the lyrics don't quite work for me. I'm also relatively sure that several of the lyrics above are wrong. I'm also not quite sure why all of TS's songs are in MB's section, but I guess they're close enough to the same band...If you like this song, see if you can find either And Around or Blue Monday, also by Tabitha's Secret, they're similar and also both great songs.
    WingedWombaton June 02, 2005   Link

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